Hot Tips for Washing a Pet Bed
It is no surprise that a dog bed is a magnet for hair and dirt, but did you know that it can also harbor flea eggs and larva, ticks and other parasites? According Dr. Heidi Maher, Medical Director of The Truesdell Animal Care Hospital and Clinic in Madison Wisconsin, bedding should be washed with a mild fragrance and die free detergent weekly or when it becomes dirty. Water should be warm (130° or higher) and dry on high for 20 minutes.
If you or someone in your home has asthma or allergies, clean bedding will keep pet dander and hair to a minimum. Washing bedding regularly is very important to remove parasites eggs and flea dirt. It also eliminates the odor of a stinky dog bed!
An Easier Way Then Washing
PawSheets offer an alternative to frequent dog bed washing. What makes them so convenient is that they are easy to take on and off and are made of a polyester and cotton blend. They are durable, do not shrink or fade and still provide a nice comfy feel for your pet. So you can use a hot water and a hot dry setting to rid the dog bed sheet of fleas, spiders, ticks and other dirty stuff.
PawSheets Fit Most Dog Beds
Before you look for a dog bed replacement cover that often has to be an exact fit, try a PawSheet. PawSheets’ unique design makes them a great fit on round, square, rectangular or oval pet beds.